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Featured TV on DVD Review: Let's Spend the Night Together

October 31st, 2010

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In 1981, The Rolling Stones toured in support of Tattoo You, which was their last album to reach the top of Billboard's chart and produced a number of hits, most notably "Start Me Up". The concert film that was released a year later, Let's Spend the Night Together, was put together from two concerts, starting with...

The Show

Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona - December 13th, 1981

  1. "Under My Thumb"
  2. "Let's Spend the Night Together"
  3. "Shattered"
  4. "Neighbours"
  5. "Black Limousine"
  6. "Just My Imagination"
  7. "Twenty Flight Rock"
  8. "Let Me Go"
  9. "Time is on My Side"
  10. "Beast of Burden"
  11. "Waiting on A Friend"
  12. Meadowlands in East Rutherford, New Jersey - November 5th, 1981

  13. "Going to a Go-Go"
  14. "You Can't Always Get What You Want"
  15. "Little T&A"
  16. "Tumbling Dice"
  17. "She's So Cold"
  18. "All Down the Line"
  19. "Hang Fire"
  20. "Miss You"
  21. "Start Me Up"
  22. "Honky Tonk Women"
  23. "Brown Sugar"
  24. "Jumpin' Jack Flash"
  25. "Satisfaction"
  26. And the concert ends with a rendition of

  27. "The Star Spangled Banner"
There's little in the way of style in this concert film, with only a few moments of behind-the-scenes footage in addition to the performances. The most interesting of these is between sets, when we see the stage being set up for the indoor portion of the concert film, while there are also some interactions between the band and the crowd.

As for the actual concert, the product is mixed. Yes, there are a number of fantastic songs played here, but you don't get the full effect because the sound is so poor. I swear, if you haven't heard these songs before, you might not be able to recognize them. Also, sound is just in 2.0 stereo, so don't expect your surround sound speakers to get much of a workout. Or any workout.

The Extras

The DVD cover says there's the trailer and a still gallery, but I can't find them.

The Verdict

The latest DVD release for Let's Spend the Night Together is rather cheap, both in terms of price and quality. In fact, one might argue that the price is the DVD's best feature. Completists might want to pick it up, but regular fans will want to grab one of their other concert DVDs.

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